Practice Profile: Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre

Staff: full-time own 5 • registered veterinary nurses 7 • practice administrators 6 Fees: initial consultation £46 • follow-up £36 By their own admission, Carly Day and Jenny Reason are “not particularly ‘vetty’ vets”, and neither had any kind of track record in management or leadership prior to opening their own practice in May 2019. … Read more

Three men jailed for ear cropping of puppies

Three men have been jailed after puppies were found in a semi-comatose state having had their ears cropped. A court heard the animals, which were around 8 to 10 weeks old at the time, suffered considerable pain and had to undergo surgery after they were rescued from a house in Stoke-on-Trent. Now, the man who … Read more

Latest PAW Report findings a ‘wake-up call’

A sharp increase in the number of dogs imported with cropped ears and cats that have been declawed has been highlighted in the latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report. The 2022 report also shows a fall in the number of animals adopted from rescue centers and a big rise during the pandemic in the amount … Read more

Cytology findings from multiple skin nodules seen in a young dog

An 11-month-old Labrador retriever presented for recent onset of two small wart-like, alopecic lesions on the dorsal paw of left hindlimb (Figure 1). The veterinarian performed a fine-needle aspirate (FNA) of the lesions and submitted the slides to an external laboratory for cytological examination. Figure 2a. Well-differentiated squamous epithelial cells (Wright-Giemsa 40 ×). The aspirates … Read more

Vets welcome temporary suspension of commercial pet imports

Vets are hoping animal health officials will learn lessons during a temporary ban on pet imports from four European countries to help tackle the illegal animal supply chain. Defra announced it had suspended the commercial importation of cats, dogs and ferrets from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Romania until 14 May because of potential risks to … Read more

Case of Chiari-like malformation requiring surgical management

A six-year-old, female, neutered cavalier King Charles spaniel was referred to the Rutland House referrals for investigation and treatment of suspected osteoarthritis. The owner reported that the dog was struggling with climbing stairs and had recently developed sleep disruption. Within the past three months, the dog had begun to experience a mild tremor affecting both … Read more